ESET Forum

Life is a journey, not a destination

The Egyptian Suppliers Ethical Trade Forum started in January 2010 with the intention to drive convergence among fruit & vegetable suppliers, and improve working conditions of workers in Egypt. During the first year, three (3) work-streams were initiated for best practice in working with contractors and temporary workers, health and safety in the workplace, and incentives for workers. In the annual review meeting (January 2011), participants decided to focus on casual labor and labor providers. National legislation and the ETI Base Code underpin the activities of the forum. Eighteen (18) Egyptian suppliers actively participate in the quarterly meetings to share their labor practice in a transparent manner. Membership is open to any Egyptian supplier.

The Forum is facilitated by Blue Moon, Egypt with the continual support of:

  • The Co-operative Food, UK
  • Marks and Spencer, UK and
  • Sainsbury’s, UK

The forum intends to mark 5 years of collaborative work during the first quarter of 2015.

To download the newsletter and minutes from the last meeting please click here